On streets overflowing with masks, beads, painted faces and exposed bodies, Marta searches for that instant when the mask slips and the soul is revealed. Her empathetic eye captures private moments in the middle of a raucous celebration.
In her hands, infrared film reflects the shimmering light of carnival, and sees into the shadows of the night. Her use of grainy color film renders scenes of magical realism and fantasy. In the darkroom, the alchemical process reveals even more secrets.
The images are haunting, unsettling and revelatory. Her gift allows us to see the universal in our private dreams.